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Re: February 1, 2011 in New England

Post  quiltbea on 2/7/2011, 10:16 pm

Campn,
No its not like Mole, its like this:


I've done flowers from my garden, now I'll have to make something with veggies, like maybe a broccoli and cauliflower and carrots and so forth. The brain is working. I'll sketch out something proper for my SFG and maybe hang it in my kitchen.

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Re: February 1, 2011 in New England

Post  FarmerValerie on 2/7/2011, 10:40 pm

Why not do a block type with a SFG theme? You could use me as a test dummy.

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Re: February 1, 2011 in New England

Post  Furbalsmom on 2/8/2011, 1:29 am

@Quiltbea wrote:I've done flowers from my garden, now I'll have to make something with veggies, like maybe a broccoli and cauliflower and carrots and so forth. The brain is working. I'll sketch out something proper for my SFG and maybe hang it in my kitchen..

That is gorgeous. Thank you so much for letting us see it.

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Re: February 1, 2011 in New England

Post  Old Hippie on 2/8/2011, 2:04 am

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Post  camprn on 2/12/2011, 1:39 pm

Sowed and stowed on the window shelf leeks, red onions, white onions and artichokes! Spring is bound to be on the way. Weather forecast today: 34F (1C) and 2 inches of snow, over night temp 1F (-17C).
IT's A HEATWAVE! I love you

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Re: February 1, 2011 in New England

Post  TryingForGreen on 2/12/2011, 4:15 pm

No kidding, I was so excited to see that it was 34 degrees this morning!

I've got broccoli, parsley, walla walla onion, cauliflower and snapdragons on my windowsill right now.

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Re: February 1, 2011 in New England

Post  camprn on 2/18/2011, 5:40 pm

The temperature got up to 57F here today causing much snow and ice melt. After I got out of work I spent 2 hours chipping channels in the ice to allow the water to run off. I love the warm late February sun! The sap is starting to flow!!
How was it at your place in New England today?

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Re: February 1, 2011 in New England

Post  TryingForGreen on 2/18/2011, 6:07 pm

The past two days have been wonderful! Yesterday my boys were out back blowing bubbles and I shoveled a path to my garden so I could just sit on the bench, look at the snow-covered mounds of my four 4x4 beds and daydream. It was just what I needed!

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Re: February 1, 2011 in New England

Post  camprn on 2/19/2011, 7:10 pm

OOOOOOOOooooh K, back to reality!
It is currently 16F but feels like 10 below with crazy wind. More snow tomorrow.
On the upside, my leeks & red and white onions have sprouted in 6 days cheers and will be ready for transplant in 8 or 9 weeks.

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Re: February 1, 2011 in New England

Post  TryingForGreen on 2/19/2011, 9:28 pm

The wind just blew so hard I could imagine King Kong trying to rip our house off its foundation. It was 40 here today, but with the wind felt about 20.

Congrats on your germinated onions and leeks! Last night I started some chives, creeping thyme, rosemary and swiss chard. Very exciting!

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Re: February 1, 2011 in New England

Post  auntij on 2/20/2011, 12:19 am

HI CAMPRN!!! How is your crazy winter going??? You're a tad bit farther north than I am. The last week we have had some nice weather, a lot of our snow has melted. Unfortunately I still have 3 feet of snow on my garden UGH it's killing me. How does the deep snow effect things you over winter? I planted a bunch of garlic this year and I am hoping I piled enough straw on it. Do you think I need to do anything special for it? Should I shovel the snow off so it doesn't all melt into the bed and over water? I have never planted garlic before I am just hoping to get some decent growth. Any words of wisdom would be appreciated!

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Re: February 1, 2011 in New England

Post  FarmerValerie on 2/20/2011, 8:10 am

I've come to offer you northerners some hope. Last night I smelled spring here in my corner of the world, NE TX, it should be headed your way very soon, I told it too.

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Re: February 1, 2011 in New England

Post  TryingForGreen on 2/20/2011, 8:35 am

Thanks Farmer Valerie! We need all the help we can get! Wink

Aunti J - good question. I am doing garlic for the first time too. Mine are mulched in straw, but I never thought about all that snow melting on it. Hmmm... :scratch:

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Re: February 1, 2011 in New England

Post  Megan on 2/20/2011, 8:42 am

Garlic for the first time here, too... some went in last fall/winter, and some will go in during the next few days. Mine's not really mulched, but I'm further south than you are. As for water.... well, it's a plant, right? Smile Mel's mix drains well. I just hope I get a few heads.

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Re: February 1, 2011 in New England

Post  camprn on 2/20/2011, 9:36 am

@auntij wrote: How does the deep snow effect things you
over winter?
Deep snow is a very good insulator! Much better than no snow.

@auntij wrote:I planted a bunch of garlic this year and I am hoping I
piled enough straw on it. Do you think I need to do anything special for
it? Should I shovel the snow off so it doesn't all melt into the bed and over water?
don't do anything special. let the snow naturally melt down. Supposedly snow traps nitrogen, so slow melt into the bed is desirable. When the snow is gone and things start warming up you can poke around the straw and see if you have any garlic shoots, removing straw at a time when there are no more deep freezes. Patience Auntij. Very Happy

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Re: February 1, 2011 in New England

Post  quiltbea on 2/20/2011, 11:12 am

Years ago we used to say that snow was the poor man's fertilizer.

Snow is a good thing on the garden. As mentioned, a great insulator and much better than cold, winter winds that can be biting and damaging. Enjoy it until it starts to warm up so your garden stays safe. Mine, too, is still buried, but with the bitter cold we've been having, I love having the snow on the ground for its vital protection..

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Re: February 1, 2011 in New England

Post  auntij on 2/20/2011, 4:07 pm

CAMPRN who have you been talking to?? Really I have lots of patience. <tap tap tap>

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Re: February 1, 2011 in New England

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Re: February 1, 2011 in New England

Post  middlemamma on 2/20/2011, 4:22 pm

It's ok Auntij...most of us gardeners don't seem to have an overabundance of the stuff. Smile

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Post  camprn on 2/25/2011, 3:44 pm

Well, my garden activity for the day is simply gazing at the garden whilst I blow the recently fallen 7 inches of snow out of the driveway.
The best part is I actually contemplated NOT removing the snow as the late February sun sunny that will emerge tomorrow will melt a lot of the snow.

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Re: February 1, 2011 in New England

Post  NHGardener on 2/25/2011, 9:22 pm

camprn, I am NOT shoveling the snow. Forget it. I figure - we can tramp around in the snow for another few days or a week. I think Monday there's supposed to be a nice big hard rain. Even the roof, this time forget it. Usually we're pretty good about it. I'm tired. The plow guy did come tho, couldn't live without that. Smile

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Re: February 1, 2011 in New England

Post  camprn on 2/25/2011, 9:30 pm

cheers oh those same thought were going through my mind, but when we got more that 4 inches I resigned myself I had to move it. We ended up with 9+ inches of snow today. No rain.


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Re: February 1, 2011 in New England

Post  TryingForGreen on 2/25/2011, 10:02 pm

I am so sorry for you guys! We scraped by with a stormy rain deluge all day, followed by a light dusting of snow this evening. It's awfully windy out there tonight!

But the trees that line our street are showing buds, as are my blueberry bushes - the end is in sight! cheers

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Re: February 1, 2011 in New England

Post  CindiLou on 2/25/2011, 10:15 pm

We got about 5" last night. Between 4 pm and 11 pm! Then starting again now. Only supposed to be about 2". We will see. tomorrow another half inch they say. Sunday rain turning to rain/snow mix. Grrrr Mad I kept telling everyone here to not be so ready for spring! It is Iowa for pete's sake! We have had blizzards in April! Evil or Very Mad Chance it will be around 50 degrees Thursday but I bet that will change too! Rolling Eyes

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February 27, 2011

Post  camprn on 2/27/2011, 6:18 pm

Well, after a fresh foot of snow over the past 2 days March is finally in sight, thankfully! I was growing snow banks today. They are so
tall now that the snowblower cant throw the snow on top, just on the
side of the bank. I am glad warmer days are around the corner sunny

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